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Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science Graduate Student
The effects of perennial forage crops on ecosystem services including the microbial communities associated with weed seeds in the seed bank.
Architecture Graduate Student
The conversion of bio-based materials to the architectural context, working at the intersection of computational design, Biodesign, and material tinkering.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student
Evaluating the metabolisms of polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs) for enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) systems.
Food Science Graduate Student
Characterizing the unique microbiomes of sourdough starter cultures to investigate microbial activity and enzymes that can hydrolyze gluten during bread fermentation.
My research focus on the interaction Pseudomonas syringae strains on Cucurbit, beet and chard plants through the use of MLSA/MLST to understand the evolution. This study will also employ homologous recombination to unravel mechanism of horizontal gene transfer among Pseudomonas syringae strains the above mentioned crops.
Food Science, Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Student
Research phage therapy to understand the mechanisms of phage resistance in E. coli O157:H7, allowing us to predict resistance/susceptibility.